It’s October, which means that we’re just two months away from Christmas. If you’re looking for a sign to start your holiday shopping, this is it. And because we want to make it easy for you, we’ve rounded up some of the most useful, affordable, natural and sustainable gifts you can buy for every member of the family. Yes, they’re all guaranteed to be tiny enough to fit in a stocking.
1. Eco Lips Candy Cane Organic Lip Balm
Made by certified B Corp, Eco Lips, the Candy Cane Organic Lip Balm features invigorating peppermint, which leaves a pleasant tingling sensation, and warming vanilla to comfort and soothe dry lips. These lip balms are made with certified organic beeswax combined with hydrating Fair Trade Certified™ coconut oil to nourish, moisturize, and restore lips back to health. They also come in Eco Lips’ revolutionary Plant Pod, a patented 100% plastic-free, plant-based packaging that looks and acts like a regular tube.
2. Lush Shampoo Bars
Using shampoo bars is a great way to keep your head clean and healthy minus all the nasty chemicals and plastic waste (one bar can actually outlast two to three bottles of shampoo!). Of course, Lush is one of the leading makers of this product. They have a great assortment for all hair types and varying needs.
3. Wowe Bamboo Toothbrushes
Did you know that plastic toothbrushes take more than a lifetime to decompose? This is why switching to a bamboo toothbrush makes so much sense. Wowe Bamboo Toothbrushes sell for only $10.97 per pack of 4. They come in charcoal-infused, soft bristle (for kids), and Colorburst! They are all BPA free and use boxes made from recycled materials.
4. Zoya Naked Manicure
The Naked Manicure set by Zoya is not new, but is always a good idea to gift one’s self or others. Simply put, it’s a nail polish-slash-treatment that improves the health of nails and addresses some of the most common issues people face like brittle nails and discoloration. Zoya products are long-lasting, cruelty free, vegan-friendly, and Big10Free.
5. Chagrin Valley Handmade Soap
Handmade soaps made with organic oils, plant butters, essential oils, and organic herbs and spices? What’s not to love! Chagrin Valley soaps come in a myriad of scents, including really unique ones like Shea Rose Clay, Apples and Spice, Pumpkin Spice and Honey Beer!
6. Bug Soother Natural Mosquito Repellent Candles
What’s better than a scented candle? One that naturally repels mosquitoes and other guys! That’s what Bug Soother Natural Mosquito Repellent Candles is all about. It burns up to 40 hours and features lemongrass oil with a touch of vanilla for the well-loved scent of Bug Soother–in a candle form.
7. John Masters Organic Scalp Follicle Treatment & Volumizer
This powerful product by John Masters Organics is powered by a proprietary combination of nature’s well-known cure-alls, which work to create the optimal conditions for fuller, healthier-looking hair. Organic Irish moss strengthens the roots and moisturizes dry scalp. A proprietary combination of organic extracts nourishes and balances sebum levels, while organic thyme renews the scalp.
8. Edens Garden Essential Oils
Essential oils are great. They help promote sleep, and are great for headaches and anxiety, among other things. Edens Garden is especially famous for their wide array of options (they have 250+ types). They are also known for being 100% pure, free of any fillers, synthetics or harmful chemicals. All their oils are made of sustainably and ethically sourced materials and are GC/MS tested to ensure quality and safety.
9. Uncommon Goods Recycled Patchwork Scarf
This scarf by Uncommon Goods is made partly of repurposed plastic bottles. Yes, plastic bottles! It comes in muted pastel colors and playful, quilt-inspired pattern, which also makes it easier for you to spice up your wardrobe while helping you stay warm.
10. ChicoBag Snack Time Repete
It’s a reusable snack bag that replaces up to 1,825 single-use plastic bags in its lifetime. ChicoBags snack bags are made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles, machine washable and BPA, Phthalate, PVC, and lead free!